Pete has been gone the last few days in Miami for work. In his spare time he sends me pictures of the succulent sushi and freshly cracked stone crab he is gobbling. There are blue skies, palm trees and huge yachts in the background. It’s in the high 70’s there.
Me? Oh, I have been here in the freezing gray rain, being a mom, writing and working on a tub of Almond Roca. I also fell down the stairs. All of them.
However, I did sleep like a baby with no snoring. That part is amazing. And ever since Mason arrived, I really don’t suffer from “being alone in the house” anxiety anymore. I used to be up half the night worrying, but now no one will come near our house with our 250 pound baby elephant/dog on watch.
Oh, also, I made this dip. And it made me happy when I ate it every afternoon for the last few days. I hope you aren’t freaked out by the “trout” part. Agggg, I mean smoked trout is sooooo good. Think smoked salmon- but just a little bit smokier and better somehow! I made it after my sister made salmon mousse recently and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. I didn’t want to deal with all of the gelatin and stuff because I was feeling lazy, so I went straight for the food processor, and just folded in the smoked trout.
Oh my gosh. I ate an entire sliced cucumber and like half a bag of those Trader Joes tiny round savory rice crackers all covered in this smoked trout dip. And I wanted it more.
To make this dip, this is what you do:
-In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, fresh herbs and lemon juice.
-Pulse until you have a smooth, well incorporated dip.
-Transfer the dip to a small mixing bowl and add the trout in pieces to the bowl.
-Use a fork to mash the trout into the dip as well as the remaining 2 tablespoons of fresh dill. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
-Serve with fresh veggies or crackers.
Recipe: Smoked Trout Dip
- -8 ounces cream cheese
- -8 ounces greek yogurt
- -2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
- -2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
- -2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- -2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- -10 ounces smoked trout (no skin)
- -2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
- -Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, fresh herbs and lemon juice.
- 2. Pulse until you have a smooth, well incorporated dip.
- 3. Transfer the dip to a small mixing bowl and add the trout in pieces to the bowl.
- 4. Use a fork to mash the trout into the dip as well as the remaining 2 tablespoons of fresh dill. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- 5. Serve with fresh veggies or crackers.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
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Good heavens I can’t believe you aren’t in traction after falling down a staircase. This dip sounds fantastic for my trout fishing reminiscing husband and his family. I will snag some before the trout goes in for a delicious vegetarian version. ” 250 pound baby elephant/dog ” gave me quite a laugh!
Vicki- I CAN”T believe I did not break both my legs! However I do look like I was in a car accident bruise wise . Or I guess I look like a grown person who fell down the stairs! Love it that your husband fishes for trout. Local lakes there or does he have to travel for it?
A lot of people DO seem to have an aversion to smoked fish. I don’t know why. It is just about the tastiest stuff on the planet. Looks like you’ve put a nice fresh spin on an old classic here, Heather. Love the idea of using cucumbers as a base.
Thanks so much Kelley! I know. I am sure the name of the recipe scared many people away!
first – baby elephant… BRILLIANT
second – love me some smoked trout!! This dip looks light and herby and perfect! So making it next time I host Sunday brunch at my place!
You should see him walk. he is seriously like a baby elephant!! glad the dip sounds good to you!!
I love smoked fish and this dip looks like just the ticket for my Sunday dinner appy. I love that you paired it with cucumber slices. Fresh and delish.
A smoked trout dip sounds good and I am liking all of the fresh herbs in there!
Thank you Kevin!
Oh, I hate to admit I could eat that whole bowl!
I did Sommer, so don’t feel bad!
So wierd, I was just thinking about this dip as it’s one of favorites from a local restaurant. I’ve never tried making it before-perfect that I now have a recipe!!!!
Thanks Naomi- and the great part is it takes like 5 minutes. so easy!
Love smoked trout…and in a dip? Perfect! Thanks for sharing this great recipe..will be pinning for later!
Thanks so much Liz!!
I’ve never seen this type of dip before, and I must say, it looks AMAZING because of that smoked trout!!! Wow
Heather, you make everything look so pretty. I’m diggin’ all the herbs in this dip.
Smoked Fish Dip is a South Florida specialty, you’ll have to let your man know to try some while he’s here!
I had no idea Kari!? What kind of fish do they smoke there?
What a perfect dip! I would be hoarding this whole bowl at a party 🙂
I hope you’re okay after your tumble – eek! I absolutely love smoked fish, this dip is definitely calling my name. 🙂
Heather, this looks wonderful. I love smoked trout!!
Heather, this looks amazing! My kind of dip!
I made this for my book club, and they scarfed it down like it was candy. This recipe is DELICIOUS!!
Oh Great Jill!! So happy everyone liked it!